Emmanuel III Delly

patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic church

Mar Emmanuel III Delly (26 October 1927 – 8 April 2014) was an Iraqi Catholic leader. He was the Patriarch Emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans and former Primate of the Chaldean Catholic Church. His name in Arabic is مار عمانوئيل الثالث دلّي. In Syriac it is ܡܪܝ ܥܡܢܘܐܝܠ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ ܕܠܝ. He was born in Tel Keppe.

Emmanuel III Delly in April 2008.

Delly died on 8 April 2014 at a hospital in San Diego, California in the United States. He was 86 years old.[1]


  1. "Cardinal Delly, former Chaldean patriarch, dead at 86". Catholic Culture. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.

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